If you’re the wonderful type to buy handmade goods I have a request of you.
Look for the evidence that human hands created what you now hold.
Search for the proof that a hand jiggled nervously while applying paint. Find the spot where wrong shade was chosen, where the tiniest detail was forgotten.
This is evidence that someone put love into what you now hold. Someone cradled it against their body while meticulously adding each mark.
Someone spent their mornings with a cup of coffee in one hand and your piece of art in the other, groggily working away at their dream.
Look for this evidence and embrace it.
Don’t judge it.
This evidence means that you have a connection, a spark with the maker. There’s a never ending tie that binds you.
You supported this maker, helped her to put food on her table, helped her to send her kids to art camp, helped her to feel loved.
And for that, she’ll always thank you.